Tuesday, February 28, 2012


       Aaarrggghhhhhh!!!!!  In an important part of the story, ABC news broke into Body of Proof to say "it looks like Romney won in his home state." Really?!?!!  I want to see my show!!!  I can hear about politics in 45 minutes when the news comes on!
       I am so sick of the wind.  It has blown horrible....today with winds 40-56 mph with gusts into the 60's just allllll dayyy longgg.  Blew my lawn chairs and dog house across the yard.  Good thing I have a fence. Blew the padlocked doors off my garden shed.  They are laying in another part of my yard, still padlocked together.  Some things from my neighbor's yard blew into mine over the 6 ft fence.  Lots of branches from their trees have blown in my yard as well.  Horrible noise. Something hit my house ... actually, several times I heard things hit my house, and one of them woke me from my nap.  (Ha Ha --- I am adding this later while the weather is on --- the weatherman just said we all need to go to Oklahoma City and see if we can find all of our stuff that got blown out of our yards today.  He also said the wind topped out at 64 mph)
       I started reading a book today.  I was so excited because I love series and I was able to get all three in the series so I was all set to sit down and read all three of them over the next day or two.  That is my preferred method to read series, one right after another, immediately.  Not one here, then another one next year when it comes out.  Welll....another aarrgghhhh!  (yes, I know, I have truly serious problems...not)  As soon as I opened the first one I realized it was a book I had tried to read at some earlier time ... and I did not like.  I thought maybe I was in a bad mood when I tried reading it the first time so I thought I would give it a couple of chapters to see what I thought this time.  I don't like ugly language.    After I read a couple of chapters I knew I didn't want to read it so I put it down and took a nap.  The funny thing is that the story in the book takes place in England.  Written with alot of British slang, terms, etc.  When I was sleeping the wind woke me up, but I woke up kinda slowly ... you know, still dreaming but waking up.  The dream and the noise of the ferocious wind blending, and as I woke I realized I was still dreaming and it had nothing to do with the book but I was dreaming with a British accent.  LOL! I don't believe I have ever done that before.  That was weird.
    Jan Berenstain passed away Friday.  She, along with her husband Stan, and her son Mike, wrote 330 children's books.  If I had a nickel for every time I shelved a Berestain Bear book in my 20 year library career I would be in high cotton!  Kids have loved their books since 1962.
       The dried onion soup chicken & rice recipe I posted yesterday?  My daughter made it last night and brought leftovers for me and my granddaughter (her niece) to have for lunch today.  Taylor is 15 months old and never had anything but baby food until December.  Oh my goodness, she loved that chicken & rice! I realize that recipe with all the soup may have a lot of sodium ... I will have to check but I was happy to find something she really enjoyed.  Actually, the only thing so far of "people food" (rather than baby food) that she has not liked is fried okra.
    Here is another cheap comfort food recipe of sorts that I made tonight.  Caution....it really will be full of sodium since it involves Ramen Noodles (which I love). My sister reminded me of it last week...she loves it too, and I made it then for the first time in years since my kids were not a big fan.  I don't know why, I think it is delicious.   I ate it like there would be no tomorrow, even if it was beef.  I am having a hard time making myself eat beef or chicken lately.  Anyway I made another batch tonight..... I did not look up the exact recipe either time so possibly my sister will leave a comment and share how she makes hers if this is not close.
Ramen Noodle Beef
  • Brown some hamburger --- a pound or so, with diced onion, & pepper. Drain. 
  • In another pan saute sliced zuchinni ... I'd say 2 or 3, in oleo until almost tender. 
  • Steam or microwave a big bag of frozen stir fry veggies, or broccoli & cauliflower. 
  •  To the hamburger add 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • To the hamburger & water mixture add 3 packages of Oriental flavor Ramen Noodles with the seasoning. Cook 3 minutes or until the noodles look done.  
  • Add the cooked veggies and mix well with the hamburger mixture.   
It makes alot but it is good left over.   What do you like to make that is inexpensive?

and a photo of my granddaughter just because she turned 15 months old on Sunday. 


Anonymous said...

Recipe is close enough. Just don't forget the seasoning packets, and some ground ginger. I put 1/4 tsp. in mine, and serve with soy sauce. Sounds good. I may just have to make this.

Anonymous said...

Duh! I just reread this and you have seasoning packets. That's what I get for doing this at 4 in the morning when I should be sleeping. lol But my sister would tell you that is another story...

~It's Just Me~ said...

in case i never said this before, your granddaughter is so cuuuuuuute!!! That is a precious picture of her! ^^

Carol said...

Thank you! We think we will keep her! :) Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "It is no small thing that they, who are so fresh from God, love us." --Charles Dickens